this post is not only OSMF specific but it would be great if someone can help out with my problem.
I'm currently working on a MediaPlayer which works with VideoElement and ImageElements in a series. The VideoElements are dynamic anyway so I would like to animate the static images. My goal is a "Ken Burns - Effect" with movement and zoom. But first of all I need to find a way to access the right paramters of a ImageElement to manipluate them at runtime. Because ImageElements are static I load them as DurationElements first.
As what I know I need to access the current DisplayObject of the MediaPlayer at runtime. I do this by adding a EventListener on a ImageElement:
Now in the Listener function I can access the current Element:
var displayObjectTrait:DisplayObjectTrait = event.target.getTrait(MediaTraitType.DISPLAY_OBJECT);
But what I can't do know it to manipluate the current DisplayObject through e.g. :
displayObjectTrait.displayObject.scaleX = 0.5;
Working this way makes nothing happen.
Is there a better way to manipulate the ImageElement-Parameters at runtime? Has someone an idea how to apply a dynmic zoom or scaling effect on ImageElements?
Have you tried using the OSMF layout API? This might be a simpler approach since you don't have to drill down to the DisplayObject, you only need to set some layout parameters (in the form of a LayoutMetadata) object and assign it to the ImageElement.
For an example of dynamic layout, see "Dynamic Layout" in the ExamplePlayer sample app (source here).